Blown Away Blow Dry & Beauty Bar

Blown Away Blow Dry & Beauty Bar is Lincoln Park’s new all-in-one dry bar and beauty boutique. Founder Laura Alderson’s guiding principle is to make sure her clients feel good while looking good.

“So many people worry about the potential damage blowouts can have on hair,” Alderson says. “The ventilation in our Blow Dry brushes allows for balanced heat circulation that delivers longevity and hold to customized style without compromising hair’s integrity.”

Alderson, of River East, has had an interesting path to Blown Away. During an impressive military career, she specialized in aircraft hydraulics. Then she became an international model and studied accounting, a field she still consults in.

The menu at Blown Away is extensive, and one can find what they are looking for whether that’s a standard blowout ($40) or a more dramatic look that creates volume. They also offers braids and up-styles.

If you have more time, I recommend trying a deep conditioning treatment like the Fusio – Dose ($30), a customized solution featuring a blend of concentrate and booster, or the lavish Chonologiste/Caviar ($65), a vitamin-based treatment that uses a pearl format and molecules and promises total hair revitalization.

Blow dry services aren’t just for women: Males are invited to try a specialized blowout that features a shampoo, scalp massage, blow dry and style. 

For more information on Blown Away Blow Dry & Beauty Bar, 2167 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago, visit or call 773.697.8528. Walk-ins are welcome. 



Eva Marie is a daughter of a hair stylist who from an early age was obsessed with fashion, colors and rubbing sample parfume scents from magazines all over her body. She is on the hunt to find the best...